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  • v. Present participle of subitize.


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  • As I said in my first post, the research shows that there are no differences in primary math skills counting, arithmetic, subitizing, ordinality, numerosity, etc. across cultures, and these abilities appear to have very little genetic influence.

    Invincible Summers

  • When the number of squares was in the subitizing range (one to four), both math-anxious and non-math-anxious participants performed equally well, but when the number of squares was in the counting range (five to nine), the math-anxious group took longer and were less accurate.

    Slashdot: Science

  • Testing can identify specific sensory deficits: many dyslexics have trouble interpreting sounds; dyscalculics often show a diminished capacity to recognize quantity on sight, a skill called subitizing.

    Scientific American

  • April will be spring, rain and weather, with a greater focus on math concepts (e.g. more / less / same; subitizing; number combinations).


  • "This is a process known as '' subitizing, 'which means responding rapidly to a small number of items."

  • This subitizing limit of four is similar to what has been found in humans, according to study researcher Jürgen Tautz of the BEEgroup, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, in Germany.


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  • The lesson is intended to teach a skill called subitizing. “The idea,” Dr. Sarama said, “is to get them to recognize quantity — to say, ‘I see three’ — not by counting, but by instantly recognizing how many are there by sight.”

    The New York Times, Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them, by Benedict Carey, December 20, 2009

    December 21, 2009